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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Doherty takes final flight as 4th FW commander

Col. Patrick Doherty landed his F-15E Strike Eagle one final time as commander of the 4th Fighter Wing just moments ago. See an exclusive look back at Doherty's 26-month command of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's storied unit in Thursday's...

Renovation begins

Although construction on the Center Street Streetscape has only just begun, the breaking of ground on the city's signature downtown revitalization project represents the culmination of seven years of planning and waiting for Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. Director Julie...

Bell defeats LaRoque

After almost two days of recounting ballots, Rep. Stephen LaRoque of Kinston did not pick up the votes necessary to erase his loss to political newcomer John Bell IV of Goldsboro for the Republican nomination for House District 10, although...

Officers on hunt for youth offenders

EDITOR'S NOTE: State law prohibits release of a juvenile offender's full name, age or crime. One of two juveniles who escaped from the Lenoir Youth Development Center in Kinston while on a home visit to Goldsboro this past weekend remains...

Golden LEAF to look over projects

Wayne County is assured of funding through the Golden LEAF Foundation's Community Assistance Initiative, but first the group steering the process faces the daunting task of narrowing $18.5 million in potential projects to fit the grant's $2 million cap....

Wilson to be interim boss at Chamber

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce will have a familiar face at its helm as it searches for a new president now that it has been announced that Ed Wilson will serve as interim director. John Richards, the chairman...

Public record

Black swan, more taken Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating a break-in and theft at the home of Lawton Caswell McKenzie, 32, 400 Old Black Creek Road, Fremont. More than $9,600 worth of property was reported stolen. Items taken...

Price talks about, reflects on years in journalism with the News-Argus

Former News-Argus Editor Emeritus Gene Price was the guest speaker Tuesday night in the latest of a series of lectures being held in conjunction with the Wayne County Museum's exhibit on journalism. Price, who served the newspaper in an...

Government offices, more to close for Memorial Day holiday

Local, state and federal offices, the post office and banks will be closed Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. All Wayne County offices will be closed including the landfill and convenience centers. Wayne County Public Schools will...

Chance email leads man back to racetrack

As a youth, Mick O'Donnell enjoyed racing go-karts and later sports cars. But that was more than 50 years ago. It never occurred to him to take another lap around the track, until about a month ago when he...

Optimists collecting computers for children

The Goldsboro Optimist Club will hold a Computer Donation Day in the parking lot at Sam's Club Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to collect computers for its new Computers4Kids program. Free popcorn will be given...

Fire departments to standardize firefighter identifications

One of the newest pieces of safety equipment for Wayne County firefighters isn't a state-of-the-art truck or turnout gear -- it's a simple identification card. Actually, the cards have been around for years, but over time a lack of...

Host families needed for 12 exchange students

Twelve host families are needed in the Goldsboro area for 12 high school students from France and Spain and two teachers, who will be in the area June 16-July 7 and June 26- July 24. Hosts will expose the...